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SCHS Envirothon Team Finishes 16th in North America

August 15, 2013
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The Stephens County High School Envirothon team finishes as one of the top teams in North America. Recently, the SCHS Envirothon team that won a state championship in April finished 16th out of 57 teams from the U.S. and Canada at the North American Envirothon Finals in Bozeman, Montana. The 16th place finish is...

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Toccoa Commissioners Place Condition on Bowling Alley’s ABC License

August 15, 2013
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City commissioners grant a local bowling alley an Alcohol Beverage Control license, but are placing conditions on that license. Monday, city commissioners took up the issue of an ABC license for alcohol sales at the Rose Lane Bowling Lanes. Toccoa City Commissioner Gail Fry said she has concerns about the license because of the...

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Toccoa Extends Moratorium on Internet Sweepstakes Cafes

August 15, 2013
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Toccoa City Commissioners sign off on extending a moratorium on Internet Sweepstakes Cafes within the city. Monday, city commissioners unanimously approved an extension of the Internet Sweepstakes Cafes Moratorium Ordinance for another year. City commissioners approved the initial moratorium back in August 2011. Officials say the moratorium puts a hold on such establishments until...

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Have “Coffee with the Congressman” Today

August 15, 2013
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Just a reminder, 9th District U.S. Representative Doug Collins is scheduled to make multiple stops in northeast Georgia today. Collins is hosting “Coffee with the Congressman” events in both Toccoa and Clarkesville today. First, he is scheduled to be at Java Joe’s in Clarkesville from 7:30 a.m. to 8:30 a.m. Then later today, the...

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Ga. Power Makes Donation to NGTC Foundation

August 15, 2013
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The North Georgia Technical College Foundation receives a contribution towards one of its programs from a local business. Recently, North Georgia Tech announced that the Georgia Power Foundation has made a contribution to the school’s Foundation as a scholarship for students in the Electrical Lineworker program who have documented financial need. According to North...

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Stephens Co. Government Building Back Open Today

August 14, 2013
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The Stephens County Government Building is back open this morning after being closed Tuesday. Stephens County Sheriff Randy Shirley said that the cause for the closure was a water leak and the corresponding damage. “Some of the pipes that are hooked into the air conditioner between the second and third floors burst and flooded...

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Stephens Co. Commission Gets Public Works Update

August 14, 2013
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Stephens County Public Works Director Tim Mitchem said that his department is doing a good job in light of recent heavy rains and other challenges. Mitchem provided an update on the department to Stephens County Commissioners at their meeting Tuesday. He told the commission that in recent days and weeks, public works crews have...

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Stephens Co. Native Near Florida Resort Sinkhole

August 14, 2013
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Stephens Co. Native Near Florida Resort Sinkhole

A Stephens County resident and members of his family wake up in Florida to find that they were near a sinkhole that swallowed one of the buildings in their resort complex. Jimmy Hopkins and family members were in Clermont, Florida this week when a 100-foot sinkhole swallowed a building in the Summer Bay Resort...

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Currahee Club Hosting Farmer and Artisan Day

August 14, 2013
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A new event in Stephens County later this month will highlight local farmers and artisans. The Currahee Club is hosting its first Farmer and Artisan Day on Saturday, August 24 from 4 to 7 p.m. at the club located at the end of Oak   Valley Road in Stephens County. Currahee Club Community Manager...

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Ethan Martin Makes Start in Atlanta

August 14, 2013
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Ethan Martin makes his first appearance in Atlanta. The Toccoa native pitched in front of numerous family and friends Tuesday as he started for the Philadelphia Phillies against the Atlanta Braves in Turner Field. Martin pitched well in five innings for the Phillies, allowing just three runs and six hits, while striking out six...

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  • August 19, 2013English Classes
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  • April 3, 2014Stephens County Extension 4-H fundraiser Vidalia Onion Sale
  • April 21, 2014Divorce Care, a special help seminar and support group
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